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Need Help with Dell Inspiron 16400 Laptop

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Isaiah VanderHyden

Isaiah VanderHyden

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This is my laptop that i had bought about 2 1/2 years ago. up until about 2 months ago, it has been working fine. but, i noticed some strange things hapening, then one thing led to another and BLAM! its almost completely unusable (small exaggeration... but really theres something wrong.) Here is a few problems with it.

1. i cant access the internet:
i connect to my wireless network (and even hardwire it to my modem) but whenever i try to type in a website, it says something like; "address is not valid" or "Internet explorer cannot display the webpage". BUT; i can use AIM and talk to my friends. WEIRD. btw it says the wireless (or local) networks are connected with exellent strength.

2.The background says "active desktop recovery" and when i try to change my background, all of the selections in the bo are grayed out and so is the BROWSE button, so i cant choose anything for my background except for solid colors.

please reply if you think you know whats wrong. school starts soon and i really cant afford another laptop.
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